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Posted on 30 January 2014 at 15:50 GMT

Kshama Sawant's response to Obama's presidential address

Watch this video by Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant, a real fighter for the 99%, responding to Obama's state of the union speech.

The video has already received over 60,000 hits on YouTube and has been shared by Michael Moore. News of the response and the video have been published on Huffington Post and Common Dreams.

In her speech, Kshama Sawant declared:

"Working people have faced nearly four decades of wage stagnation and rising income inequality.

Four decades, with four Republican presidents and three Democratic presidents. Four decades that show neither party can solve these problems and that both fundamentally represent the same interests - the interests of the super-wealthy and big corporations.

We will only make progress on the basis of fundamental, systemic change. We need a break from the policies of Wall Street and Corporate America. We need a break from capitalism. It has failed the 99%.

Both parties bow down before the free market, and loyally serve the interests of their corporate masters - the only difference being a matter of degree."

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